The Spring Lane Film Festival returns for Volume 3! There will be food trucks, vendors, and filmmakers from all over the world! Our studio will be open for all filmmakers to network! Filmmakers will also have a chance to speak with the audience during our fabulous Q&A sessions! Our hospitality is unlike ANY other festival you'll attend! After all, we are in the heart of North Carolina!

The event will take place on April 6th, 2024 from 12 pm-8pm at Spring Lane Cinemas in Sanford, NC! We hope to see you there!!

Categories vary for each event. All winners will be notified the day after the festival.

1. Films can be any length.
2. Submissions are only accepted through FilmFreeway.
4. Foreign language entries must have English subtitles.
5. Cast and crew credits must be provided in full.
6. You agree that you own all rights to all materials within your project and that we have full permission to download your film, and use photos, titles, and other information from your film for promotional reasons.
7. Theater owners, theater staff, festival staff, and judges, are not responsible for claims of liability, losses, copyright infringement, trademarks, or credits involving your film.
8. Submission fees are not refundable.
9. No waivers.
10. We do not offer travel expenses for filmmakers.

Overall Rating
  • Andrew Dyson

    Jared and the team at Spring Lane were gracious and made sure all filmmakers felt welcomed. Very glad to have WEREDEER be a part of the inaugural Spring Lane festival!

    April 2022
  • Piero Cannata

    Wonderful festival! Thank you very much for the awards for Best Foreign Film and for Best Director. See you soon!

    April 2022
  • Jessica B. Smith

    What an amazing festival! I'm so glad that the Elle Rose Series won Best Local Production. I don't think you'll find this level of greatness at such an affordable cost. The certificate I was awarded was beautiful. To be able to see your film within a large theater while eating popcorn is always an amazing experience. Communication was great throughout the whole process. Venue was amazing. I'll definitely be submitting to this festival again!

    April 2022
  • Dave Harlequin

    An absolutely outstanding festival in an excellent venue with a wonderful staff in charge of things. The communication and hospitality were top-notch, and it was an honor to be part of such a great lineup. Being named an award winner was just the icing on an already great cake. Will definitely be submitting again, as well as recommending this festival to every filmmaker I know!

    April 2022
  • William Lilly

    A big theater with small town charm, Jared and the theater crew made it a fun and inviting experience! Everything was organized and ran on schedule. I hope to be submitting again next year.

    April 2022